Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dr. Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

I watched this video last night and was completely blown away. The speaker, Dr. Randy Pausch, was a renowned professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2006 and passed away last Friday (July 25th, 2008). He delivered this lecture in September 2007 at CMU as part of the 'Last Lecture' series.
This talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical "final talk," i.e., "what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?" (

In this lecture, he talks about the importance of having fun and working towards attaining your childhood dreams. In the process, he delivers a concise but eloquent summary of how to lead your life.

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